Seattle Journal for Social Justice
This article will focus on explaining the new marriage annulment processes of the Latin Church, which are found in the Motu proprio Mitis ludex Dominus lesus, although the same processes apply to the processes in the Eastern Churches. Any differences that exist between the two processes are due to the distinct ecclesiastical structure between one Church and another.
This explanation will advance the following points: (1) marriage; (2) reasons for a new matrimonial process; (3) guiding principles for the new process; (4) pastoral footprint of service to the faithful in ecclesiastic tribunals; (5) actualization of the ecclesiastic structure; (6) the ordinary process and the documentary process; and (7) nature and particularity of the briefer matrimonial process before the Bishop.
Roberto Rosas, The Ecclesiastical Tribunals Field Hospital for Wounded Marriages: The New Matrimonial Processus Brevoir, 16 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 427 (2017).